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Strict COVID-safe exam protocols were in place at 9.50am today when 69,000 HSC students started the 2021 HSC written exams with English Paper 1. Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said students had displayed an impressive resilience to push through the disruptions caused by the pandemic and be ready for their written exams. “HSC students, with […]

The iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House shimmered in gold tonight to mark the Diwali festival, celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and Jains around the world. NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet joined Minister for Multiculturalism Natalie Ward in watching the spectacular illumination and wishing those celebrating Diwali a safe and happy festival. “Lighting up the […]

Fully vaccinated people have been significantly less likely to become seriously ill or die, and better protected from acquiring COVID-19, during the Delta outbreak in NSW. Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant today highlighted the findings in the latest NSW Health In Focus report which shows hospitalisations, ICU admissions and deaths were all far lower […]

The NSW Government is urging people who are yet to get their first COVID-19 vaccine to roll up their sleeves and get the jab as we edge closer to the 90 per cent double dose milestone. Premier Dominic Perrottet and Health Minister Brad Hazzard today toured a new vaccination clinic at The Granville Centre in […]

In response to the faster-than-expected rate of vaccination, the NSW Government will further ease rules for those who are fully vaccinated by bringing forward many of the roadmap changes scheduled for 1 December to Monday, 8 November. From 8 November there will be no limit on visitors to a home, no rules for outdoor gatherings […]

Families and friends will be reunited as Aussies start arriving home in time for Christmas, with NSW reaching the November 1 roadmap milestone and restrictions further eased for the double-vaccinated. From today, fully vaccinated residents can travel for holidays and recreation between Greater Sydney and regional NSW, bookings for hospitality venues are no longer capped […]

NSW Health state-run clinics will offer a booster dose, using the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, to individuals aged 18 and over from Monday 1 November. This booster shot will help people maintain a high level of protection against the COVID-19 virus, including the Delta variant. People aged 18 years and older may receive a booster at […]

Residents can now receive push notifications on COVID-19 case locations on the Service NSW app so they are alerted to potential exposure risks as soon as possible. The enhancement is in addition to the red icon that appears in the check-in history of a person who has been to a venue on the same day […]

The NSW Government is trialling Rapid Antigen Home Testing (RAHT) kits to reduce disruption at schools and halve the time close contacts need to isolate. Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning Sarah Mitchell said a pilot program of the test kits would begin in Albury next week. “I want to see disruption to our […]

Families, individuals and businesses across NSW will benefit from a targeted $2.8 billion package developed to accelerate recovery following the three month lockdown due to the Delta COVID-19 outbreak. The NSW Government’s Economic Recovery Strategy released today includes funding to stimulate economic activity in cities and regions with a strong focus on rebuilding and supporting […]

NSW is set to lead Australia with a first-of-its-kind pilot facility to develop mRNA and RNA drugs and vaccines to combat disease and save lives. The $96 million facility, to be established in partnership with all NSW universities, will include laboratories and pre-clinical trial spaces that will enable early-stage RNA-based drug development. Premier Dominic Perrottet […]

As Sydney emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic, the city is set for more live music and cultural performances, pop-up theatre productions, dance festivals, art shows and installations. The City of Sydney last night approved more than $3 million in support for projects that will boost Sydney’s Covid recovery and help build and sustain the social, […]

Non-urgent elective surgery will recommence at public and private facilities within Greater Sydney, including the Nepean Blue Mountains region, from Monday 25 October. NSW Health Deputy Secretary Wayne Jones said the safe recommencement of non-urgent elective surgery is now possible after it was temporarily postponed to support the NSW health system’s response to the recent […]

The NSW government’s $130 million commitment to mental health funding is a positive addition to community-based mental health services at a time of increased demand, says Flourish Australia. “It is welcome to see support for NSW’s COVID-19 recovery also include investing in the mental health and wellbeing of the state,” said Flourish Australia chief executive […]

The State’s rapid rate of second dose vaccinations means that next Monday, 18 October is firming as the day that the Reopening NSW Roadmap’s 80 per cent settings will come into effect for those who are fully vaccinated. Community sport will resume, more friends and family will be reunited, and there will no longer be […]